Plant Care Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

4.9 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

Did you know Peperomia plants belong to the pepper family, along with black peppercorns? Their fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, while stuck to a bird's feet! 🦅 They can be easily propagated by leaves which make them super easy to share with friends!

Taxonomy

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

How to care for Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

💦 Water

How often to water your Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

Water needs for Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

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9

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' Water Frequency →

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' Light Requirements →

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' →


💩 Fertilizer

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' is native to Worldwide.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Peperomia 'Ruby Cascade' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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leaf-1 8 Plants
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globe Chatham Township, NJ
11/01/2021

If delicate vined plants aren’t your thing, I wouldn’t recommend. They best thrive if you don’t touch it and water when soil is dry

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leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe San Francisco, CA
07/26/2021

The two-toned leaves are my favorite part of this gorgeous plant.

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leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe South Portland, ME
07/06/2021

my first baby and he's doing great i love him

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe San Francisco, CA
04/23/2021

Very easy to nurture. These plants don’t require much light or humidity

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